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Catch Up on What’s New in MS Research with MSAA

In September, the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America debuted the first edition of a new series of online research-update articles, What’s New in MS Research to provide information and updates on the latest happenings in MS research. Recently, MSAA released the second edition of “What’s New in MS Research”, this time, presenting highlights from the annual meeting of the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS).

Walking programs for fatigue

For those who would like to learn more about fatigue and MS, this edition features a study that explores the use of walking exercise programs to fight fatigue for some people with MS. Researchers conducted a study of 60 individuals with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) and fatigue and found that “A specifically designed walking exercise program with gradual increments in time and speed for 12 weeks can improve fatigue in RRMS patients.”

Also included in this edition is a study that examines the effects of social support on pain experienced by people with MS. The study found that, “the more friends, family members, and other meaningful relationships a person has in his or her life, the less he or she will experience interference from pain, even when the pain is intensified.”

More than 30 recent studies

In addition to the studies previously mentioned, this latest update highlights more than 30 studies with important implications for people with MS. To read all of the studies featured in this edition of “What’s New in MS Research,” please visit this link.

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